Usain Bolt: “I’m a Real Madrid fan because of Cristiano Ronaldo”

Sealing a seventh gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games on Sunday night, Usain Bolt confessed afterwards that his love for Real Madrid originates with superstar winger Cristiano Ronaldo.

Many comparisons can be drawn between the two iconic athletes, but not even the Los Blancos attacker is able to call upon the universal acclaim that sprinter Bolt has received over the years.

“Real Madrid [is my team], of course,” the Jamaican told Cadena COPE, “I like them because of Cristiano Ronaldo.”

Usain Bolt Attends Manchester United Training Session...MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 15: (MINIMUM USAGE FEE APPLIES - 250 GBP OR LOCAL EQUIVALENT) Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United meets Olympic Champion Usain Bolt ahead of a First Team training session at Carrington Training Ground on May 15 2009, in Manchester, England. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)
Usain Bolt Attends Manchester United Training Session. on May 15 2009, in Manchester, England. (Getty Images)

A time of 9.80 seconds won Bolt his third-straight Olympic 100m sprint final, and the 29-year-old was grateful for another incredible moment in his career.

“It is very important to me,” he added, “I feel very proud and very happy.

“It is an honour and I would like to thank everyone for their support, and with your help I can continue to do well.”

In targeting the triple-triple, Bolt will compete in the 200m and 4x100m relay events to look for his eighth and ninth gold medals in Rio de Janeiro.

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